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I picked up an older G5 with a PowerPC for software testing. Its not booting, and I am experiencing the issues described at 3 Beep on Powermac G5 on the Apple Forums. Unfortunately, the links provided for support articles were broken by Apple's webmaster. For example, this was cited at least 5 times, and it appears to be the canonical reference for this issue on the G5:

Now, here's the best part. On the new support site, there is no search box. So it appears I can't even search for it based on the previous article number.

How do I reference previous support articles on the redesigned site?

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There's always archive.org's Wayback Machine. Of course, the archive doesn't necessarily have a copy the site or page you're looking for, and sometimes images and other resources are not available, but it's worth a shot.

In this case, it looks like you're in luck!


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I'm with you, though -- Apple's support content not as well preserved as it ought to be.

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If you are lost on the Apple support globe and its new appearance and older forum links are leading to nowhere, the wayback machine may be helpful:

About the Power Mac G5 (Late 2005) diagnostic LEDs

This support article doesn't mention beeps but only flashes and colors.

BTW the Apple support site still features searches:

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The result is not very helpful though, despite the fact that the article is still available in the archive. I haven't been able to find it in the 100 listed results.

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